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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour live from our headquarters in al jazeera, doha. the father of a palestinian baby who was killed in a jewish settler attack last week died from his wounds also. parts of taiwan are under water and in the dark as a typhoon sweeps through in tune with democracy,
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hatians prepare to vote in long-delayed elections home sweet home we are in mexico where a community found an unusual solution to dealing with the rising cost of the housing. first, palestinians in the west bang are preparing to bury a man that died from burn wounds suffered in an israeli settler attack on his home. his home was fire-bombed in an arson settler attack which killed his 18-month-old son. he suffered second degree burns to 80% of his body. his wife and 4-year-old son remain in a critical condition in hospital. let's go to imtiaz tyab who is in duma where the father will be buried in the occupied west bank. obviously a sad day for the family. what are feelings like are they
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running high within the community itself? >> i think more than anything there's a lot of sodness as they begin to prepare to bury the father. if you look over my shoulder i can show you where he will be buried. you see an open grave, and a smaller grave beside him. that is the final resti site of 18-month-old ali, who was burnt to death in what is believed to be a firebombing carried out by israeli settlers. to answer your question about the mood here across the occupied west bank there's a sense of anger. anger at the fact that many people here feel there's a real sense of impunity when it comes to this sort of violence. you have to consider this is an 18-month-old who burnt to death, and his father suckcumbed to his
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injuries there's growing anger and sadness. >> quickly, how are we doing with the state of the investigation. there seems to be secrecy around the investigations carried out. take us through that and why that is. >> indeed. there's effectively a gag order on the investigation. we don't have a lot of official information. through the sources we have been able to learn there's no meaningful arrests in connection with the case that's in stark contrast to the way israelis investigate crimes. if crimes are committed by palestinians you have mass arrests, closures of major areas that are relatively heavily populated and several people are arrested and custody and
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questioned. we are not seeing that in this case. many people here that we speak to say despite the fact you have the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu, and the president using language like this is jewish extremism, saying they make no different sheetsiation between extremism and that they'll maybe whoever committed it pay for the crime, they don't believe it. according to the human rights organization 1.9% of palestinian complaints result in any kind of charges, and if an israeli is charged and convicted of assault. most of the human rights organizations say the sentences amount to nothing more than a slap on the list. however, if you compare it to palestinians, they could go to
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gaol for up to 20 years. a lot of people feeling angry and sad, and that they won't see justice. >> thank you for that the rapid advance of i.s.i.l. across iraq and syria prompted u.s. air strikes against their key positions. the coalition assembled by washington launched 5,700 strikes in both countries since the campaign last august. the focus of the mission has been the i.s.i.l. held cities of fallujah and baiji. in syria, the u.s. along with bahrain, jordan qatar and saudi arabia and the united arab emirates carried out 1 ares, 400 attacks. the focus is on raqqa, where i.s.i.l. is strong near the
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turkish border where the group has been forced o retreat from. i.s.i.l. gained for territory since the offensive and critics question whether the u.s. strategy is working. white house correspondent patty culhane reports, the obama administration says it just needs more time. >> reporter: as u.s. president obama addressed the nation a year ago. he described a narrow mission in iraq. >> today i authorised two operations in iraq, targeted air strikes to protect our personnel, and a humanitarian effort to save thousands of iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death. >> reporter: initially air strikes had success, protecting erbil, rescuing the yazidis. six years later it expanded.
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bombing the islamic state of iraq and levant, with iraq and iran with syria. the plan, pilots to fly the mission. soldiers to fly the planes. critics say the plan is not working. >> if you look at the matrices, data, you'd have to say no. in terms of numbers of recruits, fighters that i.s.i.s. has on its side is surged by the thousands. in terms of territory, they held on to an enormous amount of territory and taken more. >> reporter: this is the territory i.s.i.l. controlled before the fighters took to the skies, this is what it controls now. >> the training programme they hoped would help forces retake territory has problems. iraqi troops refused to fight to hold ramadi. and in syria, a year after it began, 54 fighters have been trained. the pentagon says immediately after joining the fight five were captured, one killed, more deserted. the white house says the training programme is having some problems, but defense's
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strategy points to success. >> the coalition took out thousands of fighting positions, tanks, vehicles, bombs, factories and training camps. in iraq i.s.i.s. lost the freedom to operate in 30% of the territory it held last summer. overall i.s.i.s. lost more than 17,000 square kilometres of territory in northern syria, over the course of the last year. >> reporter: the pentagon spent $41 million on training, a fraction of the cost of the overall campaign. more than $3 billion, 6,000 air strikes. in the first year of a fights the president says could take a generation to win. they insist that the strategy will work, it's a matter of time okay a military specialist at the middle east forum, and he joins us live from tel aviv. thank you for joining us. where do you think we are in the
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war, one year on? >> i think overall where we are at is a strategic stalemate whereby there's a lot of ebb and flow in the war. i.s.i.l. may gain place and lose territory in another. they have indeed lost territory, losing the border town thanks to air support given to the militias. now, i.s.i.l. keeps pushing on the deserts, pushing to whom city taking territory from the forces. this is a problem that came up with the coalition strategy. the air strikes are politicizing who is deemed acceptable with air strikes, and considering the excesses of the bashar al-assad regime. the coalition is keen on giving them air support.
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and that results in i.s.i.l. continuing to push as the regime pushes entrenched into syria. >> on the subject of syria, the russian envoy to the u.n. said the problem is the international community and the u.s.-led coalition is failing because they are not wanting to cooperate with syria. if they do that they may have more advances and gains against i.s.i.l. what is your assessment of that? >> i don't agree with that assessment. the problem is if they work with syria, the problem is the syrian regime has so many problems on its hand. for example, the rebels are fighting aleppo and they are pushing on latakia and struggling to keep control of the southern border and fighting in damascus suburbs.
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is he suggesting therefore that the u.s. should work with russia to cross the rebellion. i don't see how it would produce a solution to deal with i.s.i.l. >> let's talk about the training in the last 24-48 hours, training has become a big issue with forces in syria, saying that the u.s. has not been transparent to him, who they were trained to fight. >> this is exactly correct. it seems like the vetting criteria training the programme, you couldn't fight the bashar al-assad regime you had to focus on i.s.i.l. the problem is it had no credibility on the grounds in syria. anyone that could ask the vast majority of rebels would say the fight against bashar al-assad is
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intertwined. it seems there's a significant intelligence failure calling into question u.s. policy makers. when they inserted the u.s. trained fighters into an area. the district where there was an al qaeda presence. the al qaeda also has been targeted in the air strikes. is there any wonder that al qaeda would attempt to move against the us-trained fighters it's been a failure. >> thank you very much for that. thank you now, afghanistan's capital is on high alert after suffering its worse day of violence this year. three explosions went off in kabul within 24 hours, killing more than 50 people and injuring hundreds more. jennifer glasse reports. >> reporter: the taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide
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attack outside kabul's police academy, targetting police cadets and staff at the facility. the bomber was apparently wearing a police uniform and trying to get into the academy. across down there was another attack near kabul's airport, not far from a special forces base and an anti-government anti-narcotic police camp. it was a complex attack an explosion, followed by small arms fire. >> a powerful explosion struck the area shattering the windows. my pump station - i don't know what will happen now. >> in the early hours of friday morning, a truck bomb exploded in the eastern part of the capital. shattering windows making buildings collapse. hundreds were killed and injured, in what ashraf ghani said was one of the worst attacks. >> this man was home in bed. >> most were injured with flying glass, there was glass
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everywhere. everything was full of dust and smoke. they put me in a car and brought me here it was a very bad explosion. >> reporter: he said the blast in the middle of the night didn't different between rich and support. the target may have been a military compound the dead and injured were mainly civilians. there was renewed violence across afghanistan at a delicate tame. peace talks were announced after t the death of taliban leader mullah omar. taliban is now divided over who should succeed him and whether peace talks should resume. >> reporter: that fighters can strike in the capital and inflict casualties is a concern . >> the popular resistant forces
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backed by saudi-led coalition and government in exile hope to enter zinjibar in the coming days. >> people in sanaa are stocking up on food and fuel after reports that aid bound for the capital will be diverted. it's believe aid ships will be sent to aiden. turkey has frozen assets of former president ali abdullah saleh and his allies. he was ousted and is backing the houthi rebels in their fight against the government coming up in the newshour - his death at the hands of a white police officer sparked weeks of protest and debate. a year on the u.s. city of ferguson remembers the black teenager michael brown also - how making it fun to wash your hands could be the key
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to stopping children dying from preventible illnesses in sport, world number 5 advances in washington to set up a rematch of last year's final. details later with sanaa. four hostages held at central mallie have been freed. they stormed a hotel, ending a siege that began on friday. three were killed in the standoff. the hotel is used by pilots who work with the u.n. peacekeeping nation in mali. >> haitians will begin to vote on sunday in the first of a serious of elections after four years of delays. chossing senators, deputies and
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local officials. haitis operated without a parliament. sunday every seat will be up for grabs. in march, as many as 1,800 candidates said they'd run for 129 vacant posts. candidates have done little campaigning, voting for a new president come october. under the constitution the incumbent is not allowed to run for another term. voter apathy is a key issue, with 15% of the public expected to cast a ballot on sunday. rob reynolds has more from port-au-prince. >> reporter: political campaigning haitian style, where a political rally is a good excuse to break out the drums and have a party. citizens of this nation will vote on sunday for members of parliament and local officials. and not all potential voters are quite as enthusiastic as these
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ones. each morning they set up pots and pans beside a busy street offering plates of rice topped with vegetable sauce for sale. elections are low on her list of priorities. >> translation: i voted in the last election. all that happened was the price of rice went up. and beans were more expensive. i don't see how elections can change anything. >> her views are typical of many in the country where unemployment is at 40%, and the average income is 840 per year, and most people live in severe poverty. >> i'm doing everything to leave the country, i can't stand to live here elections were supposed to happen four years ago. political wrangling led to repeated cancellations. these modest buildings are the temporary home of haiti's parliament. the original was destroyed in
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the devastating earthquake of january 2010. this is the chamber of deputies, as you can see it's hardly a buzzing hive of political activity. the elections have been delayed so often and for so long that none of the lawmakers who sit here are still in office. so there hasn't been a single legislative session since january. since then, the president has been ruling by decree. much to the outrage of his political opponents. at the electoral council officers we were shown a map of voting stations spread out across the country. security at the polls is a major concern in seveal regions. >> historically all the places have a higher risk of election day violence, that's why they
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are marked in red. >> back on the street, there's a customer at last. >> translation: if the election happens, it happens. if not. it doesn't concern me very much, to be honest. >> for many hatians, a plate of rice means a lot more than a slate of politicians. a former chief of chile's spy agency during the military dictatorship died hundreds of chileans celebrated outside the office where he died while serving a 500 year sentence for crimes against humanity, committed against the of hundreds and thousands of people during president pinochet's a man convicted of mass shootings has been spared the death penalty yip.
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>> i will never get to say i love you aj and have him hug me again. >> families gather to remember those that died when james holmes opened fire. he was sentenced to life in prison sunday marks a seer since a white police officer in the city of ferguson shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. brown's death sparked weeks of protest and debate about race and brutality. kristen saloomey is in ferguson for a look at what changed since then. >> a tribute to one of their own. young people in ferguson came out to mark the anniversary of michael brown's death. this was organised by his father, michael brown senior. back stage there's time to reflects on the incident that changed their life.
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>> i believe ferguson sparked a fire burning throughout the country. every city when a cop kills a black person unjustly, people come out and respond. around ferguson, reminders are everywhere, it was here that michael brown was shot after being confronted by the police. his body lay in the street for hours. the officer involved had been cleared of wrongdoing. it found a pattern where minorities were targeted unfairly to raise revenue for the city through fines. sometimes violent response to brown's death, protesters
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squaring off to police. >> marches spread around the country and stories of black men, killed by police. the slogan black lives matter was born. brown's mother became a spokesperson. . >> michael's death has a bigger purpose for it. this has given me a voice for him to let people know that we are dealing with social injustice. >> reporter: ferguson now has a new police chief and city manager - both black. there's a new judge too and a law that limits how much can be collected from fines and tickets. the mayor remains in office, despite attempts to remove him. >> i hope people realise that the city of ferguson from day one tried to listen. >> reporter: city residents believe there's more work to be done. a year later, the call for change that started in ferguson
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is too loud to ignore. a typhoon slammed into taiwan killing six and injuring hundreds of others. it moved into the straight and is expected to make landfall. it left behind a path of destruction. >> reporter: a family is rescued from their home caught in the strongest recorded typhoon on the planned this year. it had weakened the gulf in taiwan with strong rain and winds. 2 million homes lost electricity and 80,000 households have no water, and more than 7,500 have been told to leave the homes.
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a community of indigenous people had to abandon their homes. this woman had to leave her home because of the flood risk. >> translation: because we are from a poor area we have lived here to work at a coal mine. now it is impossible for us to move. the area never used to flood. we thought we were safely there. >> in the mountainous train, there was the risk of landslides and flash floods. people were aware of it. there were few fatalities only widespread damage. the typhoon dumped 300mm of rain here is caused a mudslide that destroyed the roads. >> china prepared for the works, continuing deadly protests
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okay. let's stick with the weather and speak to everton fox. it left a trail of destruction, will it continue to do so. >> in terms of rain than winds. it weakened. that's the good news. some parts around the north-east have seen over a meter of rain as they made its way through. take a look at the satellite. you can see the storm. this was 12 hours ago. it started to weaken as it has interacted with the land pushing over taiwan. now it's pushing into the taiwan straight. sustained winds of 140 k/hr within the next 2-3 hours or so it will be downgraded to a tropical storm. in terms of winds, we are no longer as concerned as we may have been. it's all about the rain across the south-eastern corner of
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china. slightly drier weather pushing into taiwan as we go through sunday into monday. still a legacy of showers, the system makes ties way across. to the north of that there has been flooding ahead of the system, in beijing. a line of thunder storms violence storms and hail and rough weather. we have seen flooding across parts of beijing. things will dry up but the remnants of the storm will move towards southern japan thank you very much mexico's capital is a popular city in the americas. affordable housing is hard to find. that has families turning railcars into neighbourhoods. john holman has the report.
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>> an unusual mexican school day in an unusual classroom. this is the country's only railway wagon school. >> it's great, because when you are here, you feel like you are travelling to other countries. the school is the heart of 40 separated and abandoned train cars in a poor mexico city suburb. elizabeth gives us a tour of her train car. >> here is my kitchen and my living room, which is small, but comfortable. this is the bathroom and shower. as you can see we have internet, phone line and cable tv. >> elizabeth's husbands, like many here, work for a state rail company, and the family lived and travelled in wagons, when the company wound down, they moved into these abandoned ones. they raised a family here, and now elizabeth's son teaches in the school. >> all of the families in these
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wagons have known each other for years, we are very united. if someone has a problem, we solve it together. >> the community's biggest problem is the attempts of mexican authorities to move them on. they have always they have always resisted, many can't afford a house mexican mortages are at high interest rates. if you are not well enough to by a house outright, that covers a lot of mexicans, including those in the wagons, your chances of opening a property is slim the community continues to expand, with a new generation growing up in unusual living spaces. it may not be perfect, but it's home we have many more stories . still to come - this abandoned school in paris is home to asylum seekers, but they may be forced on to the streets
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and a year an ebola was declared a global emergency, we look at whether enough has been done to contain the outbreak and we'll tell you what jose mourinho is predicting for this season's title race later in the sport with sanaa. sanaa.
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you're watching al jazeera, a reminder of the top stories. palestinians in the west bank were preparing to bury a man in
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an israeli settler attacked. his home was firebombed in an attack that killed his 18 month old son. four hostages held in a hotel in central bali have been freed. mali and central forces stormed the home town ending a siege that began on friday. six were killed in a standoff. typhoon battered taiwan with fierce winds and rains, leaving six dead and nearly 100 injured. it left a trail of destruction and is headed for china now, the u.n. security council voted to investigate who was responsible for chemical attacks in syria. the west has blamed bashar al-assad. it could pave the way for a response. there's an agreement on the what. now the security council want to
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know the who. >> whether those in favour of the draft resolution raise their hand a unanimous vote to set up a panel of experts, a joint to find d blame for chemical weapons attacks. it's a major step. >> this sends a clear and powerful message to those involved in chemical weapons attacks in syria. the joined investigateive panel will identify you. we need to bring the same unity that we have shown today to urgently find a political solution to the syrian crisis. >> reporter: the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, concluded that chlorine as systematically and repeatedly been used as a weapon in syria, but never had the mandate to assign blame. russia sporting the resolution
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was a rare sign of agreement, but russia views with skepticism u.s. and allies accusations that president bashar al-assad was responsible. >> the question of who used chlorine is unanswered. partly because of the existing mechanism of u.n. and o.p.c.w. does not have a mandate to identify those participating in such acts. moreover we page witnesses in a statement in this regard. >> reporter: horrific scenes of human suffering was an aftermath of the attack on the outskirts of damascus spurring international action to end syria's chemical weapons programme. once those responsible are named, what next. it could lead to sanctions, but it's not automatic. the u.n. security council need to take that issue up again separately at a later date. >> blame may be assigned it
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won't happen immediately, ban ki-moon has 20 days to issue a recommendation on how the investigative panel should be set up. after that investigators will have 90 days before they issue an initial report. everyone hopes that will be a step closer to bringing justice to the victims. the u.n. told greece to control what it calls the total chaos on some of its islands in where thousands of migrants arrived in recent months. 50,000 people arrived in july alone. meanwhile in france the leonardo mayer of paris said migrants occupying an unused school can stay for now. the refugees took over the school. >> yakoub said he fled fighting five months ago and wants political asylum in france.
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>> translation: i find myself in france. now i'm in france. i speak a little bit of french so that helps. >> reporter: yakoub is around one of 150 men, women and children that took over a disused school building. most of the migrants say they had no choice but to occupy the building because police were removing them from makeshift camps. people bring them food and a group of volunteers are helping them with their asylum applications. >> if you have no pt for tourists you have no pt for handwhich capped people women et cetera et cetera. i think the way we treat seekers is a level of democracy. >> the major said they are willing to enter into dialogue
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with respect to finding somewhere to say. it not only highlights the crisis in france but in wider europe. nationalists seized on the migrant issue. french national front party leader says france can't afford to take in more migrants. the popularity has grown. around 60,000 people applied for asylum each year. >> figures increased slightly only - well, less than two applicants out of 10 actually succeed in their asylum plea. when the average in europe is 35" of successful applications. up to 50% since scandinavia. >> the european chief says it must not cave in to populist demands, to deport migrants and
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asylum seekers. the system propose a system to redistribute based on economic growth and unemployment rates in each country. not aum member states want quotas imposed on them. it is unlikely that this man or any of the people in the school or elsewhere will be allowed to stay now, it's been a year since the world health organisation declared west africa's ebola outbreak a global public health emergency. liberia had the highest number of deaths in the three most affected countries, nearly 5,000 died and more than 10,600 were infected. in sierra leone, 3,951 people died out of the 13,406 who had contracted the disease. meanwhile in guinea over 2,500 people died where 3,700 were
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infected. the international community had been criticized for a slow response. erica wood reports. >> the first case of ebola from the west african outbreak was contracted in december 2013. researchers believe it came from the border forest in guinea spreading when the world health organisation declared it an out break. by the end of that month 60 people died and there were suspect the cases in liberia and sierra leone. doctors without borders warned that this outbreak was unprecedented, but the world paid it little attention. poor government and facilities made it worse. the virus spread and so did the fear. by july it reached lib eariac. >> now, it was not just a west
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african problem, more foreign nationals were infected and the world saw the scale of the outbreak. this morning i'm declaring the outbreak public health emergency. >> the world health organisation stepped up its calls for work on a vaccine. medical teams on the ground in west africa from struggling. doctors without borders admitted they were overwhelmed. >> if you look at the history doctors without borders has given regularly alarm signals, we started in april, if i recall well we starting to say "guys, this is not a normal ebola outbreak more needs to happen. w.h.o. needs to take it more serious, more resources allocated" while the time passed our messages were more and more urgent to the end, where we more or less screamed at the world saying things need to happen.
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>> reporter: by september 5th countries were affected and the virus killing around 50%. in nine months, 3,000 people decide. the world health organisation admitted in may this year na it was unprepared for the scale of the outbreak. >> i do not, ever again want to see this organization faced with a situation that it is not prepared and not staffed or funded to do the job. >> reporter: good education, programs, and a global response the virus is better contained. while the west african outbreak may have started in guinea experts warn we are not out of the woods yet. >> joining me live is professor hugh penning son, an emirates professor. thank you for joining us on al jazeera. first off. there has been criticism that the outbreak was not handled
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correctly. do you thaik that since then they have fought it effectively? the numbers have not finished. we are close. there are problems. these are countries which, you know don't have very well developed health systems, people are moving about a lot in these countries, the borders are very very - you can't monitor the borders. there are all sorts of problems like that. one can't be certain that very have seen the last cases. we are doing to small members. at the ends of the day we are seeing the end of this unprecedented outbreak. what happened was bodies like w.h.o. were taken unawares by the scale. previous outbreaks - we have one or two, they have been small, haven't lasted more than a month
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or two. people have suffered of the the outbreaks fizzled out. that took the w.h.o. by surprise. >> there are lessons learnt. you mentioned some issues that are not going to change such as the country's health systems and open and fluid borders, how can this be rectified. ebola will never, and it has not completely cleared. how can this change to put something into place, to mean nothing of this scale can happen. >> that's a difficult question to answer. i think the west african situation, the virus will in a sense, disappear. i'm confident about that. there'll be outbreaks in other parts of kaver ka such as we have seen from sudan through to the west. this happened because the virus is out there in wild animals, particularly the fruit bats which has contact with people.
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what we have to be ready for is the next outbreak we have to make sure we have the resources that goes into the countries, most countries are not rich countries, and don't have the well-developed health systems. we have to be there to give them assistance and get the population on side. a problem in west africa was there was a lot of suspicion, mistrust. the population didn't trust those that are trying to help them. patients were hidden away. there were practices, so we have to look at the cultural aspect. not just the scientific aspect we have to get the population on side as well and that means a lot of education of people what the problem is how it can be coped with and so on. >> thank you very much thank you. in cambodia poor hygiene kills thousands.
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mostly children under the age of five. the solution can be as easy as a colourful sink. >> reporter: at a marketing event in a cambodian village, a bright and cheery plastic sink designed to get children to wash their hands. it's been sold rather than given away. >> kids love this. it looks bright. >> the idea is putting a value on something means it will be valued and used. at the same time leading to a self-sustaining business. they are not like charity receiver you know they are a customer, a consumer we value them, that's why they value. >> at over $15 each it's a hefty price tag in a village here but it works. the organization designed it with suggestions in neighbouring vietnam, where 10,000 have been
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sold in a year now it's cambodia's turn to get them. a high mortality rate for children under five. child's deaths from causes such as diarrhoea poses a challenge. despite awareness campaigns. the problem is getting families to adopt the practice and watershed believes giving away bowls and buckets doesn't work. in the main house, this is one of the expensive things they own, after a mobile phone and tv. it takes pride of place. >> translation: i used to have to tell the children to watch their hands, now they do it by themselves. the hope is her neighbours will want one as well still to come - we have the sport. it was a sport in canada. it's murderball and makes a
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betting: it is under threat. the government will not let new venues open and wants them to stop. >> in france there's bull fighting and boxing between men. we don't force the birds to fight. the birds are highly prized so fights to the death are not allowed. they are evenly matched, unlike reunion and france. to some it's animal cruelty, here it's an important part of life a strong proud tradition, and the men don't see why they should change who they are for anyone. less than a million live here reunion is closer to africa than europe, this could be any street in france. the lifestyle enjoyed is financed by the mainland. they may like the benefits of europe they don't want the rules. the cock's owner believes
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closure is inevitable. >> there are more people neighbours are complaining. i can't move the ven ip it will be -- venue. it will be difficult to change the venue. in timele france will succeed in closing all the cockpits. >> the counselled of one tradition that is flourishing feels the air at night. it was the music of slaves. it used to be banned. it's importance that islanders can practice the culture. >> i am french. how do i explain it. we are people of the world, we have a cultural wealth. before people of colour were not. that's why i have to play. >> reporter: the island streets may look european appearances are deceiving. on the slice of europe and the indian ocean, people move to their own beat. whether it's to the sound of a drum or the crow of a rooster
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regardless of what paris is okay it's time for the sport. sanaa, we have ashes victory. >> yes, a well-deserved win for england. they have reclaimed the ashes in the fourth test against australia, beating the visitors by an innings and 78 runs on day 3, after england declared on 391 on friday. australia captain clarke is set to announce his retirement jose mourinho signed a new 4-year deal with the club. the portuguese coach agreeing to extend the contract a day before it kicks off. the team won the premier league last season and begin this campaign at home to swansea, with a game set to be broadcast to more than 200 territories. this is the most watched season in the league's history. >> the real football starts
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tomorrow. not one of the big leagues in europe started yet. no spain or italy, no germany or portugal. so i think everybody is waiting. >> meanwhile, anti-doping agency wadia is set to launch an investigation into doping allegations. this approves of how they've been forced into action. it follows claims made by the british newspaper, ard in a documentary. both outlets gained access to a database containing the results of around 5,000 athletes. the president stated that his organization explores the manner in which this data was leaked to the media and analysed. tennis world number five kei nishikori faces a rematch after
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advancing to the washington open semis. kei nishikori withstood 15 aces and broke sam groth's big serve. last year's runner-up at flushing meadows is seeking revenge after cilic denied a bid to win a grand slam. >> reining u.s. open champion chillic moved to the final for the first time in 2010. he beat 18-year-old alexander in straight sets. athletes from 28 countries across the americas are gathering in the canadian city of toronto, for the fifth para-pan am games, where the competitors were people with disabilities. for the first time the sport known as murderball or wheelchair rugby will be featured. daniel lak has more. >> it was 20 years ago i was
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able-bodied, working, having fun play a young guys, i went head first in the boards playing hockey and became paralyzed from the chest down. >> reporter: a damaged spinal court ended dave's days playing recreational ice hockey. during rehabilitation he funds a re placement just as fasts, aggressive and rough. it comes from canada. >> murderball was invented in the '70s a bunch of quadripledgics on the bench, trying to compete. they stuck around in the gym, and kind of came up with this game and at the same time said let's make it full contact. >> as gleefully as they bashed a wheelchair murderballers are not allowed body contact. they move around a court, scoring when they cross the opposite goal line. each has differing levels of
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limb function. those that move the arms the most score goals, others just impede and ram their opponents. >> personally i played the sport for four years, and never had a serious injury banged up a little bit. you may get your hands pinched. no concussions for mean. i've been fortunate so far. it's top level athleticism. it's about inspiration. players spend a lot of time meeting children some young parapledgics telling them they can be part of something physical and special. >> yesterday we went to a children's center with disabled kids. they were a little more disabled. all we go is sit in a circle and throw the ball and bounce the balls and have fun. they had smiles on. we'd bunch into each other. >> reporter: canadians invented the sport and won a lot of medals. they'll go for gold against the
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u.s. brazil argentina, columbia and chile. >> i think we are the hardest team to prepare for. there's so many line-ups depths and strong players. you know you'll be hit when you have the bam. one thing is guaranteed. it will be a lively tournament golfer jim furyk takes a 4-shot lead in the second round. the american hits a second-straights 66 to go 8-under par. it gave him an advantage over his closest challengers. >> the 63 rld trophy boat race is set to get under way in the indian state on saturday. the much-awaited boat race features more than 16 teams from across the country and
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internationally. we have this report. >> reporter: about 200,000 are here to watch the competition, it marks the third of the season. now races will take place through the day, the main attraction is a snake-boat race. teams from over the state will take part. it's 110. some teams are made up of professional growers and military personal. but the local teams are mostly made up of fishermen, labourers and students. we spoke to a captain, and he said that the race is in their blood, and it's about passion and pride. they've been prahaing for months. the fastest boats cover the circuits the 1.4km circuit in over 4 minutes. >> that's it for me. thank you, sanaa. stay with us here on al jazeera. we have another full bulletin of news coming up ahead. stay tuned.
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